Welcome New Students!

Welcome to Columbia Engineering! 


Congratulations on your admission to Columbia Engineering! You now have the opportunity to join a School with a rich history and an expanding future. As The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, we are fortunate and proud to attract students and faculty from diverse backgrounds, from across the country, and from around the world. As a community, we have the privilege to learn from one another, and to study, work, and live together in the dynamic and vibrant city that defines Columbia. It is a great benefit to be able to gather engineers and scientists of so many different backgrounds and perspectives with a commitment to learning, a focus on pushing the frontiers of knowledge and discovery, and a shared passion for translating our work to impact humanity. 



On November 15th, 1864, the Columbia College School of Mines opened on Madison Avenue, establishing a School within Columbia focused on engineering and applied science. By 1892, nearly half of all mining school graduates in the United States hailed from Columbia. Today, from AI to climate modeling, Columbia Engineering continues to be at the forefront of breakthrough science and technology, building a better future for all of us. Join us in celebrating 157 years of innovation in research and education!

Next Steps: New Incoming Students

Not sure what to do next? For new students joining Columbia Engineering, The Office of Graduate Student Affairs has organized a comprehensive orientation program and a checklist to support you. 

Attend an Event

Join us virtually to learn more about the opportunities available to Columbia Engineering graduate students.

Engineering Welcome Day and Orientation

Columbia Engineering Welcome Day will be in mid-August. This day-long Orientation event will introduce you to various resources and opportunities at Columbia and give you the chance to meet your classmates. Additionally, there will be required Professional Development and Leadership programming for M.S. students.

In the coming months, as the COVID-19 New York State policies evolve, we will reach out with further specifics on orientation and provide updates. You will also have a mandatory program kick-off in mid-to-late August. Your department will send you details separately and we will send you updated dates and times.

 Welcome Week Programming

There will be several programs after Welcome Day and this time is designed to introduce you to New York City and the Columbia Community.



Graduate Student Affairs Team

Meet the Office of Graduate Student Affairs!

Department Career Placement and Student Affairs Contacts

Connect with your Career Placement Officer and Department Student Affairs representative!